April 20, 2019

Saturday 9: Mighty Clouds of Joy

Saturday 9: Mighty Clouds of Joy (1974)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song celebrates serenity. Are you feeling peaceful this morning?  Sort of. I'm feeling good about being off this weekend, but I'm also thinking about all I need to get done....but since I'm not having dinner here tomorrow, I don't have as much to do as I could have.

2) The lyrics include allusions to sun and clouds. How does the world look where you are? Is it sunny or cloudy?  The clouds left over from yesterday's all-day rain are still hanging around.

3) This week's featured artist, BJ Thomas, is in the Grammy Hall of Fame for another hit record that uses weather as a metaphor, "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head." Make up a Hall of Fame that you believe you should be inducted into. (For example, Crazy Sam has inducted herself into The Meme Mistress Hall of Fame for her service to Saturday 9.)  I think I at least deserve to be nominated for the Unfolded Laundry Hall of Fame. There is ALWAYS at least one load of laundry sitting in a basket somewhere or languishing in the dryer.

4) When Crazy Sam hears this song, she always sings along ... loud. Is there a song you simply cannot resist singing along with?  Yep, Billy Joel's Piano Man.

5) BJ Thomas has performed this song at The Grand Ole Opry. The Opry has been broadcast on the radio every week since 1925, nearly 95 years ago! Of course, back in the 1920s, radio was the only broadcast media. Today we have other choices. Is listening to the radio part of your daily routine?  I listen to the radio driving to and from work every day. Other than that I don't really listen to the radio.

6) Though their dress code is lenient, country music fans who attend the Opry for a live show are warned: "Just remember, there's one rule we take very seriously here at the Grand Ole Opry -- you must wear something." Easter Sunday is a day many of us dress up. What will you be wearing today?  I grew up in a family that always attended sunrise services and regular services on Easter and back in the day you had to dress up for church. These days we have become very casual and so has the church dress code. Since I don't attend a traditional church at the moment, I won't be dressing up at all. It will be jeans and a shirt so I can run around with the grandkids!

7) Easter is recognized as the start of the spring season. What are you looking forward to this spring?  I can't really think of anything other than warmer weather and more hours of daylight.

8) Lilies are popular at Easter. Do you have a favorite flower?  Sunflowers.

9) Which would rather find in your Easter basket: yellow marshmallow chicks (aka Peeps) or a plastic egg filled with pennies?  I guess the pennies, because I think Peeps are disgusting.

Linking up with Crazy Sam @ Saturday 9.


  1. "It's 9:00 on a Saturday ..." now it's running through my mind!

  2. It appears that most of us would prefer pennies over peeps. :o)) Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

  3. Sunflowers are fun! You and Lori.... what am I going to do with you two... peeps are just fun marshmellows dipped in sugar.. lol Have a great Easter weekend!

    1. You can have our peeps Jodi and we will eat your jelly beans and chocolate bunnies! :)

  4. That is one thing I miss about working - the drive to and from. That is when I really enjoyed the radio or CDs playing. Happy Easter and have fun with those kids! Don't worry about the laundry. You know it will always be there.

  5. We all seem to think Peeps are disgusting! I guess the kids like them and that's why they are still on the shelves. Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter! Have fun!

  6. I would love to have my own washer and dryer at home, I LOVE doing laundry. It really is my favorite chore. The texture and the smell-good!

  7. I think playing, making memories with your grands trumps etiquette … any day of the week!

  8. Peeps ARE disgusting...we need Jodi to see the truth in that...Hahahahaha
    I hope the weather clears up! Loved your answers and have a wonderful Easter!


  9. I throw my laundry onto the bed so I HAVE to put it away or I won't have any place to sleep. It's the only way it gets where it is supposed to be. So there are some nights it's 11 p.m. and I'm folding clothes.


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